This is Shakespeare's dutiful trubute to one of the most imposing and terrifying rulers in European history. The kingdom trembles as the giant monarch storms through his midlife crisis, disposing of the faithful Katharine of Aragon and starting a new life and, the king hopes, a line of succession with the captivating young Anne Bullen. Unlike his predecessors, Henry has no doubt about the security of his tenure on the throne, and dominates the royal court with absolute authority. The play has a surprising modern flavour: there is even a set of "Royal watchers" - the three gossipy gentlemen! (Summary by Algy Pug)Cast:Anne Bullen: Arielle LipshawArchbishop of Cranmer: Martin GeesonBishop Lincoln: Dale BurgessBrandon: Algy PugCapucius: Algy PugCardinal Campeius: Lars RolanderCardinal Wolsey: Bruce PirieChorus: Ruth GoldingCrier: EzwaCromwell: Dale BurgessDoctor Butts: Matthew ReeceDuke of Buckingham: Peter BishopDuke of Norfolk: John FrickerDuke of Suffolk: Elizabeth KlettEarl of Surrey: Tricia GFirst Gentleman: ReadalotFirst Secretary: Amy GramourGardiner: Michael IrskensGarter: Arielle LipshawGentleman: Paul AndrewsGriffith: Ric FHenry VIII: Algy PugKeeper: Paul AndrewsLord Abergavenny: Paul AndrewsLord Chamberlain: Matthew ReeceLord Chancellor: Jason BortlesLord Sands: Timothy FergusonMan: David LawrenceMessenger: Arielle LipshawOld Lady: rashadaPage: Roseanne SchmidtPatience: Ruth GoldingPorter: Algy PugQueen Katharine: Elizabeth KlettScribe: Arielle LipshawSecond Gentleman: Amy GramourSergeant: Ernst PattynamaServant: AnaSir Anthony Denny: Ernst PattynamaSir Henry Guildford: Martin GeesonSir Nicholas Vaux: Algy PugSir Thomas Lovell: Paul AdamsSurveyor: AimiThird Gentleman: VeggrowerNarrator: Tricia GSong performed by EzwaAudio edited by: Algy Pug Archived from iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/henry-viii-by-shakespeare-william/id435013705. Items in this collection are restricted.